As part of the tax bill passed by Congress and signed by President Trump in December, the deduction for state property taxes was capped at $10,000. As a result, states with oppressively-high property taxes like California, New York, and the New England states are whining like college students encountering differing opinions outside of their safe spaces.
Enter New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Upset that the federal government will no longer subsidize his abuse of New York taxpayers, he has announced his intent to sue the federal government. He claims that the law is “unconstitutional” because he doesn’t like it… or something. I’m sure New Yorkers will approve of his wasting more of their tax money with this frivolous suit.
From The Hill:
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said Wednesday that his state would sue over the new tax law, which he has said could harm his state through its limit on the state and local tax deduction.
“We believe it is illegal, and we will challenge it in court as unconstitutional,” Cuomo said during his State of the State address. He called the law “the first federal double taxation in history, violative of states’ rights and the principle of equal protection.”
The new tax law caps the state and local tax (SALT) deduction at $10,000, which has been a particular concern for elected officials in New York and other high-tax states.
“Washington’s tax plan now uses New York and California as piggy banks to finance tax cuts for Republican states,” Cuomo said. He added that the law could cause people to leave New York and could make it harder to attract new businesses to the state.